Monday, February 20, 2012

Gluten in Drug Products - FDA Request for Info

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is gathering information on drug ingredients derived from wheat, rye or barley, to help people with celiac disease make better-informed decisions when buying drugs and other health products.

Specifically, the FDA is asking pharmaceutical companies for information about any ingredients derived from wheat, rye or barley, that are used to make U.S. products.  According to the:

Federal Register | Gluten in Drug Products; Request for Information and Comments:
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the establishment of a docket to obtain information and comments that will assist the Agency in its deliberations about ways to help individuals with celiac disease avoid the presence of gluten in drug products. In particular, FDA is interested in information on ingredients present in human drug products marketed in the United States that are currently derived from wheat, barley, or rye."
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We've discovered gluten intolerance in our household, so this has some interest to us.

For more FDA information about gluten:
FDA: 'Gluten-Free' Now Means What It Says

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